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Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

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Qatar Airways Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel accredited by Cargo iQ external audit as Menzies joins the group


Qatar Airways Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel receive Cargo iQ accreditation under the Group’s new independent auditors 

Dallas, Texas, USA, Tuesday, 13th March 2018 – Qatar Airways Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel both received their continuing certification at the World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, Texas, USA today.

Cargo iQ, whose Member Audit and Certification Scheme is administered by independent auditors SGS, has also announced Menzies as its newest member.

“The response of our members and the industry to our new external audit has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“In an industry which can fall into a cycle of being inward-facing, the value of external validation on our processes and procedures is clear.

“Each and every one of our members has the opportunity to improve their operations through this.”

Cargo iQ members undertake a two-day on-site visit during which they are audited to demonstrate, through certification, that their processes and services are compliant with quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry, as created and implemented by the Cargo iQ membership.

“Continuous process optimization is a crucial part of our air freight business strategy,” said Max Sauberschwarz, Global Head Carrier and Gateway Air Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel.

“We are delighted to be the first forwarder who has received the new Cargo iQ Phase 2 certificate. This confirms our high standards in airfreight.”

Kuehne + Nagel received two certifications, one for its forwarding services, and for its internal IT system platform for Cargo iQ, the Cargo iQ Data Management Platform (CDMP).

“We thank Cargo iQ for recognizing Qatar Airways Cargo’s steadfast efforts in upholding our quality standards. We are a proud Cargo iQ member,” said Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways’ Acting Chief Officer Cargo.

“Air cargo is such an interconnected industry that no success is possible without a consistent and coherent collaboration by all parties in the logistics chain.

This certification is certainly a booster for us to continue our active participation in the Cargo iQ working group, setting industry standards that bring progressive changes to the air cargo industry.

As one of the world’s leading cargo carriers, we are committed to fostering our partnership with our ground handling agents, our trucking providers, and vendors to ensure excellence in operational delivery.”

Cargo iQ’s new audit program is part of a series of initiatives aimed at improving the value Cargo iQ delivers to its members, and to the global air cargo community.

“We have recently launched our new cargo strategy across our network and joining Cargo iQ is an integral part of our drive for excellence and a standardized approach to our customers’ expectations.” said Robert Fordree, Vice President – Cargo Development, Menzies Aviation Plc.

The group has also launched an Air Cargo Intelligence Hub that gives members real-time access to their performance data, enabling them to develop new products and improve processes.

Through that access, Cargo iQ members are able to view combined performance data of other members and benchmark themselves against the Cargo iQ community.

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About Cargo iQ

 

Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Cargo iQ operates as a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA and composed of over 80 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, trucking companies, and IT solution providers globally.

Cargo iQ members developed a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones.

As part of that system, the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP), which has been endorsed by IATA as a recommended industry practice, describes the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.

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Qatar Airways Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel receive Cargo iQ accreditation under the Group’s new independent auditors

Dallas, Texas, USA, Tuesday, 13th March 2018 – Qatar Airways Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel both received their continuing certification at the World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, Texas, USA today.

Cargo iQ, whose Member Audit and Certification Scheme is administered by independent auditors SGS, has also announced Menzies as its newest member.

“The response of our members and the industry to our new external audit has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“In an industry which can fall into a cycle of being inward-facing, the value of external validation on our processes and procedures is clear.

“Each and every one of our members has the opportunity to improve their operations through this.”

Cargo iQ members undertake a two-day on-site visit during which they are audited to demonstrate, through certification, that their processes and services are compliant with quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry, as created and implemented by the Cargo iQ membership.

“Continuous process optimization is a crucial part of our air freight business strategy,” said Max Sauberschwarz, Global Head Carrier and Gateway Air Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel.

“We are delighted to be the first forwarder who has received the new Cargo iQ Phase 2 certificate. This confirms our high standards in airfreight.”

Kuehne + Nagel received two certifications, one for its forwarding services, and for its internal IT system platform for Cargo iQ, the Cargo iQ Data Management Platform (CDMP).

“We thank Cargo iQ for recognizing Qatar Airways Cargo’s steadfast efforts in upholding our quality standards. We are a proud Cargo iQ member,” said Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways’ Acting Chief Officer Cargo.

“Air cargo is such an interconnected industry that no success is possible without a consistent and coherent collaboration by all parties in the logistics chain.

This certification is certainly a booster for us to continue our active participation in the Cargo iQ working group, setting industry standards that bring progressive changes to the air cargo industry.

As one of the world’s leading cargo carriers, we are committed to fostering our partnership with our ground handling agents, our trucking providers, and vendors to ensure excellence in operational delivery.”

Cargo iQ’s new audit program is part of a series of initiatives aimed at improving the value Cargo iQ delivers to its members, and to the global air cargo community.

“We have recently launched our new cargo strategy across our network and joining Cargo iQ is an integral part of our drive for excellence and a standardized approach to our customers’ expectations.” said Robert Fordree, Vice President – Cargo Development, Menzies Aviation Plc.

The group has also launched an Air Cargo Intelligence Hub that gives members real-time access to their performance data, enabling them to develop new products and improve processes.

Through that access, Cargo iQ members are able to view combined performance data of other members and benchmark themselves against the Cargo iQ community.

Ends

About Cargo iQ

 

Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Cargo iQ operates as a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA and composed of over 80 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, trucking companies, and IT solution providers globally.

Cargo iQ members developed a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones.

As part of that system, the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP), which has been endorsed by IATA as a recommended industry practice, describes the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.

Cargo iQ operates as a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA.​ 

Our members work together to define the processes behind the air transport of cargo to measure success and continuously improve the value of airfreight for customers.

  • 80+ members worldwide including airlines, forwarders, GHAs, IT companies and airports

  • 10 million airport-to-airport shipments measured annually

  • Six million door-to-door shipments measured annually

  • Annual data exceeds 110 million lines per year

Cargo iQ members developed a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones. As part of that system, the Master Operating Plan (MOP) describes the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.  

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.